OFFICAL: Salah beats De Bruyne & Kane to be named EPL Player of the Season
And, after beating fellow nominees David de Gea (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling (both Manchester City) in an online vote, Salah has now been recognised as the Premier League’s star man for 2017-18.
Upon collecting the award at Melwood, the Egyptian said: “I’m very happy, it’s an honour to win this award.
Salah went on to pay tribute to manager Jürgen Klopp, who he believes has played a key part in his emergence as one of Europe’s premier goalscorers this season.
He added: “Before everything, we are friends, I like him a lot.
“He has helped me a lot to do what I’m doing now, on the field and off it, I have to thank him for everything he has done this year.
“But [there are] still two games, we have to think about that.
“I really, really respect him a lot and I’m sure we are going to do something special for the club this year.”
Salah becomes the third Liverpool player to secure the prize, after fellow forwards Michael Owen and Luis Suarez.